Legal update and hearing this week / Press Conference on Thacker Pass Lawsuits [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

On Friday, August 27th at 2pm Pacific, attorneys for Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and Atsa Koodakuh wyh Nuwu (People of Red Mountain) will hold a virtual press conference updating supporters and media members on the lawsuits against the Bureau of Land Management and Lithium Nevada Corporation. Earlier that morning, there will be a hearing in Federal … Continue reading Legal update and hearing this week / Press Conference on Thacker Pass Lawsuits [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Webinar with Will Falk: Protect Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Dear Friend, Please join NCRN on Wednesday August 25, 8 pm ET for a Webinar with Will Falk: Protect Thacker Pass. Will Falk is an attorney, writer, poet, activist, and organizer with Protect Thacker Pass. Protect Thacker Pass is an “independent, grassroots collective of people” protecting the land and all life from a proposed lithium … Continue reading Webinar with Will Falk: Protect Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Electric Cars and Oil Both Accelerate Us Towards Ecological Collapse: From Line 3 to Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This article originally appeared in Protect Thacker Pass. By Max Wilbert The great poet and playwright James Baldwin wrote in 1953 that “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.” Perhaps never has this been truer than in this era of converging ecological crises: global warming, biodiversity collapse, desertification and soil … Continue reading Electric Cars and Oil Both Accelerate Us Towards Ecological Collapse: From Line 3 to Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This episode of Muse Ecology is a terrific podcast with interviews with members of the People of Red Mountain, local community members, campers at Thacker Pass, and other supporters of Protect Thacker Pass. In this episode in the Water, Life, Climate, and Civilization series, we hear diverse voices from the resistance to the proposed lithium … Continue reading Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Lithium harms and false hopes in recycling [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

We often hear from people who say that “lithium is better than oil & gas” and that “we’ll be able to recycle all the lithium we’ll need”. These are common misconceptions about both the realities of lithium mining and what it does to the Earth, and about recycling. As Max describes in these two videos, … Continue reading Lithium harms and false hopes in recycling [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This article originally appeared on the Protect Thacker Pass Blog. Featured image: Photo of Damon Clarke, chairman of the Hualapai Tribe by Josh Kelety   Thacker Pass gets a mention in this article in the Phoenix New Times about another proposed lithium mine in Arizona, one that would use the same sulfuric acid leaching process that the … Continue reading Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Fort McDermitt, Nevada – As soon as July 29, 2021, Lithium Nevada Corporation (LNC) plans to begin removing cultural sites, artifacts, and possibly human remains belonging to the ancestors of the Paiute and Western Shoshone peoples for the proposed Thacker Pass open pit lithium mine. According to a motion for preliminary injunction filed by four environmental … Continue reading Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

The Rush For White Gold [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

by Austin Price, for Earth Island Journal SIXTEEN MILLION YEARS AGO, a volcano erupted over the Yellowstone hotspot near the present-day border of Oregon and Nevada. The blast expelled 1,000 cubic kilometers of rhyolite lava as the land collapsed into a 30-mile-long, keyhole-shaped caldera. Magma, ash, and other sediments entered the keyhole, and for the … Continue reading The Rush For White Gold [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

The Green Flame: Four Months at Protect Thacker Pass

The protection camp at Thacker Pass, Peehee mu’huh, has been in place for more than four months. This episode is an update starting with a new recording from May 18th, as well as audio from recent video updates recorded on-site by Max Wilbert over the past month or so. Poem “Newspeak” by Trinity La Fey. … Continue reading The Green Flame: Four Months at Protect Thacker Pass

People of Red Mountain Statement of Opposition to Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Proposed Thacker Pass Open Pit Lithium Mine

In this statement, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (the People of Red Mountain), oppose the proposed Lithium open pit mines in Thacker Pass. They describe the cultural and historical significance of Thacker Pass, and also the environmental and social problems the project will bring. We, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (the People of Red Mountain) and our … Continue reading People of Red Mountain Statement of Opposition to Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Proposed Thacker Pass Open Pit Lithium Mine